Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some Retro love and Halloween happiness

Well, it seems like a million years since my last post!  In that time I have accomplished great feats (assembling an Ikea bunk bed for the boys in 59 minutes..not that I was counting ;) not to mention surviving Rollerskating on the weekend.  I don't think that it counts that I was the only one not to fall down, as I really only went onto the proper rink part 1 1/2 times.  Hamish and I did rock the carpeted area though ;) and I carried 2 serves of hot chips on a tray - in skates - at last my dream of becoming a rollerskating waitress is slowly becoming realised ;)  I blame LA Ink.  However, I do think that we should have an International day of the Roller Derby Girl, I was barely able to stay upright on Sunday, they do violent craziness on wheels!

Anyway.  This week I have a few classes on, Quick and Speedy Cards, Heritage Layout and a late addition - Halloween (I told her that I would teach a Halloween class one way or another!)

There are another 2 cards to the set, but for some reason the photos didn't turn out.

 I was a bit fuming after I made these Halloween cards.  Don't get me wrong, I love them, but I really struggled to not use my not-inconsiderable stash of Halloween stuff to make them - as then it would drive people mad as we don't have all of it in the shop to buy.  So it forced me to adapt and create Halloween things from mostly everyday stuff (apart from the small amount of Martha I snuck in on the gift bag ;)  I was fuming because an hour after I finished the last card (poor Fiona, she really doesn't like my 11th hour approach to life ;) a great big stash of Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 Halloween stuff arrived in the store (which I then had to buy ;)

 I was really happy with how this turned out - check me out as a foxy 2 yr old ;) and look at the size of my Uncle Danny's bow tie!  Wowsers!  Anyway, I'm off to play with the Whooligans (aka - the Bo Bunny Halloween papers ;)
Don't forget to leave me some love!
(in comment form - not weird offerings on my doorstep)...(unless it's coffee...or chocolate...or Martha punches....or Ikea catalogues... ;)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Issue 2 is here!!

Hooray!  Issue 2 is finally here! And OMG it looks fabulous!  (I apologise for the text speak, but I'm super happy with how it looks)
And if you look REALLY closely in the top left corner - near where it says 'new' it's one of my layouts!  So, technically, I made the front cover! ;)
And a big shout out to my paper pal Krischelle Page for her first time published and welcome to the design team (her work is so cute and beautiful).  So, race out to your nearest newsagents and find me on pages 42-45 (not that I've memorised it or anything ;), and don't forget to check out my Christmas off-the-page project in the free mini-book ( pages 24 & 25) I know I'm an enormous dag!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Steampunk Debutante

I've been busy again, what can I say, the Graphic 45 just inspires me.

This was going to be one of my layouts for Issue 4 but I changed my mind at the last minute. I'm now going to use a different one from the same night.
As you may have guessed this was taken at the same Halloween party where I was a pirate, I'm thinking I may need to up the ante in my costume this year ;)
We took the boys to see Riverfire last night.  They both loved it, although I think Hamish was equally entranced by the crackers and dip that the afore-mentioned Kylie provided!

I took this at the bus stop as we were on our way into the city, I of course then forgot to take some more...of the fireworks!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Class Tonight

Hey there bloggers!  Tonight I have my class Eastern Elements.  I was pleasantly surprised with how these turned out as it's not my normal thing - going the Asian route.

the bottom one has a faux rice-paper screen that slides across to reveal each side.

I just hope the ladies are gentle with me tonight as I'm past the 2 month mark with my continuous headache :( I had a barrage of tests done yesterday and I have another one today, so fingers crossed we can find out if something is causing it, and stop it!  My husband is all geared up for a big fat 'I told you so' after today's eye test, so if I start wearing glasses you just know he's going to be insufferable ;)